Chief of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), Asad Umar has on Sunday said that the Sindh government has been told to ensure that the coronavirus vaccines are only administered to healthcare workers.
“We have received complaints that the coronavirus vaccine is being given to acquaintances in Karachi besides healthcare workers,” said Umar.
He said that the NCOC team, under the supervision of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s adviser on health Dr Faisal Sultan, held a meeting with the Sindh government representatives, where they were “firmly told to ensure that the vaccine is only given to healthcare workers”.
شکایت موصول ہوئی تھیں کے کرونا ویکسین کراچی میں ہیلتھ کیئر ورکرز کے علاوہ جان پہچان والوں کو لگائ جا رہی ہیں. فوری نوٹس لیتے ہوئے آج NCOC کی ٹیم کی فیصل سلطان کی سربراہی میں سندھ حکومت کے نمائندوں سے میٹنگ میں سختی سے صرف ہیلتھ ورکرز کی ویکسینیشن کی تاکید کی گئ.
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Earlier, Asad Umar had stressed on maintaining the momentum of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and following the timelines for their early completion.
The forum had reviewed the progress on various projects undertaken by the Working Groups under CPEC.
The meeting was briefed on the overall progress of CPEC projects in Industrial Cooperation, Energy, Infrastructure, Gwadar, Science and Technology, Socio-Economic Development, Agriculture, Transport and Communications and issues faced in the implementation of these projects.
The committee had also emphasized that unresolved inter- ministerial issues should be brought before the Cabinet Committee on CPEC directly by the respective Ministries along with recommendations for their resolution.